Active Aging Week – October 2 – 8

As we age, our lives become a vibrant tapestry woven from various threads of experiences and dimensions. Active Aging Week is the perfect time to celebrate and cultivate every aspect of our well-being. We’ve created a checklist of themes surrounding Active Aging Week. See how many you can check off your list or use as a guide to grow and thrive in every dimension of life. 

Day 1 Emotional
Emotions play a significant role in our lives, regardless of age. Engaging in activities that promote emotional wellness, such as mindfulness meditation, creative expression, or simply spending quality time with loved ones, can enhance our emotional resilience and happiness. Here are some programs to spark your creativity and expression: 

Working Visually With The Book

Art Studio


Day 2 Intellectual
The brain is a remarkable organ that thrives on challenges. Keep your intellectual fires burning with:

Hudson Library e-book guide 

Money Matters

Brain Games

Learn Italian! (Zoom) 

Day 3 Physical
Staying active physically is a cornerstone of active aging. Regular exercise, tailored to your abilities and preferences, can improve strength, flexibility, and overall health. Consider our active programs offered across our entire Network: 

Active Balance

NYRR Striders

Indoor Walking Club

African Fusion Dance

Day 4 Professional & Vocational
Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean the end of your professional journey. Many older adults find renewed purpose in part-time work, consulting, volunteering, or even pursuing an entirely new career path. We offer job training and employment services at our Lifelong Skills and Opportunity Center, in addition to our featured class: 

Intro to Job Search 

Day 5 Social
Social interaction is vital for mental and emotional well-being! Meeting with members regularly encourages these connections and provides a sense of belonging and support. In addition to daily lunch M-Saturday, we offer: 

Breakfast Club

Weekly Movies 

Let’s Chat

Breakfast & Discussion

Day 6 Spiritual
Exploring your spirituality can be a deeply enriching experience as you age. Engage in activities that nourish your soul, such as meditation, or try one of our gentle movement classes: 

Tai Chi (Our Lady of Pompeii)

Tai Chi (Independence Plaza)

Qi Gong (Westbeth Center)

Qi Gong & Tai Chi at Washington Sq. Park

Day 7 Environmental:
Caring for the planet is an essential aspect of active aging. Reduce your ecological footprint by practicing sustainable habits, like recycling, conserving energy, and supporting eco-friendly initiatives in your community. 


By nurturing your emotional, intellectual, physical, professional and vocational, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being, you can create a life that is not only longer but also richer and more meaningful.